Course Description

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Advanced is designed for experienced professionals with ambition and drive who wish to develop their responsible and sustainable leadership skills. You will gain a holistic strategic business point-of-view required to operate effectively in an increasingly competitive and changing global business world.

The course has been designed to cover three stages:

  1. Diagnostics, where you learn to diagnose issues in real organisations with a focus on marketing, employee engagement, talent management and accounting.
  2. Exploration, where you explore the latest thinking and practices in organisations and research worldwide, while developing skills in innovation and business transformation.
  3. Integration and Application, where you develop your strategic decision-making skills, undertake a real-world business project and enhance your personal effectiveness as a responsible leader.

The MBA Advanced offers students the opportunity to specialise further in their area of interest by completing four additional subjects from a specialisation of their choice. Specialisations are available in Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Finance, Accounting, Human Resource Management or Marketing.

Your learning approach will include real-world case studies, experiential learning including planning and executing an integrated and live business project towards the end of the course, and teamwork, with an emphasis on peer learning.

If you are interested in studying Business but do not have the specified work experience for the MBA, consider studying the Master of Business.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $37,008 per year full-time, $74,016 total course cost
International Students: $39,312 per year full-time


2 years full time, 4 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Business & Management postgraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 71.1% (national average 66.7%)
Improved skills: 87.1% (national average 80.6%)
Overall satisfaction: 84.5% (national average 83.0%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Wollongong (UOW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Business & Management postgraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 87.7% (national average 89.6%)
Studying full time: 3.9% (national average 5.2%)
Median full time salary: $104,000 (national average $102,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 048696M
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 1547

Entry Requirements

Recognised Bachelor degree with an equivalent average mark of 50%, plus a minimum of three years’ relevant full-time professional or managerial experience and a one-page Statement of Motivation*. Other tertiary qualifications combined with extensive professional work experience will be considered.
Or, a recognised Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate, together with five years' full-time relevant professional or managerial experie